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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - Columbus, Ohio


SWACO, in partnership with the DEA is having a “Drug Take Back Day” on October 22, 2016.


This is an opportunity for you to safely dispose of expired or unneeded prescription drugs.


Many Metropolitan Columbus law enforcement agencies and select Kroger locations participate in this community event.


Each location accepts dry, prescription pills.


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing of prescription drugs, and educating the community about the potential for abuse of medications. Proper disposal of prescription drugs also helps keep our waterways and environment healthy.



More than a dozen locations and partners are helping with this county wide initiative in Franklin County which will be held on Saturday, October 22, from 10 am to 2 pm. Please don’t put prescription drugs in the trash. Instead, stop by one of these locations to safely dispose of prescription drugs:



Bexley Police Department

2800 Delmar Rd., Bexley, OH 43209


Canal Winchester

Diley Ridge Medical Center

7911 Diley Rd., Canal Winchester, OH 43110



Clinton Township Firehouse #62

999 Chambers Rd., Columbus, OH 43212


Clinton Township

Town Hall

3820 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43224


Franklin Township

Township Office

2193 Frank Rd., Columbus, OH 43223

*9 am to noon only


Mifflin Township Police

Parking Lot Behind Fire Department

2455 Agler Rd., Columbus, OH 43224



Police Department

City parking lot north of Police Headquarters

6670 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017


Perry Township

Police Department

7125 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, OH 43016



Groveport Police

5690 Clyde Moore Dr., Groveport, OH 43125



Division of Police

Joint Safety Services Building

5171 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard, OH 43026


New Albany

Plain Township Fire Department

9500 Johnstown Road, New Albany, OH 43054


Plain Township

Plain Township Fire Department

9500 Johnstown Road, New Albany, OH 43054


Upper Arlington

Municipal Services Center

3600 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221



Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital

500 South Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081



Sharon Township Police Department

95 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, OH 43085



Police Department

6555 Worthington Galena Rd., Worthington, OH 43085


The following Kroger stores, in partnership with NBC4 and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, are participating and will accept pills, liquid medicine, inhalers, needles, creams, and patches.


300 S. Hamilton Road in Gahanna

55 W. Schrock Road in Westerville

4656 Cemetery Road in Hilliard

3637 S. High Street in Columbus

1375 Chambers Road in Columbus

6095 Gender Road in Canal Winchester

2090 Crown Plaza Drive in Columbus


Franklin County is fortunate to have several permanent drug drop-off locations. For a complete list of those permanent sites, click here.



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Todd & Devona Garrigus
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Just between you, me and AR I don't understand why in the world it has become ok to share prescription pills with others that don't have a prescription for said pills! These are drugs! Prescription drugs is America's new epidemic. 

-Todd J Garrigus 

Oct 21, 2016 04:36 AM #1
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
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You are absolutely right, I recently served on a task force to address the heroin epidemic, and learned so much myself by getting involved and putting together an action plan.  There are may resources but also "gaps" in the system and reaching the people who are ready for help.  The problem didn't appear overnight, and we won't make it go away overnight either, but community education and getting resources to the right place at the right time makes a difference.  Thanks for your comment!

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